- 1934 - 1942 Winnetka IL, 1942 - 1952 Manhasset NY
- 1941 - 1952 Victory garden, butterflies, bird-banding, natural history drawing, hiking in seven National
Parks including many visits to the Everglades
- BS 1956 Zoology and Conservation Cornell University
- PhD 1961 Zoology and Botany University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
- 1961 Bird physiology Postdoctoral Fellowship UCLA
- Undergraduate teaching, graduate training, and research
- 1962 - 1971 Teaching & Research Yale University
- 1971 - 1973 Teaching and Research University of Notre Dame
- 1973 - 2000 Teaching and Research University of Illinois at Chicago
- 2000 retired and moved to Abacoa in Jupiter
- 2000 - Emeritus Professor Ecology and Evolution
- 2003 - Adjunct Professor Honors College and then Affiliate Research Professor FAU-Jupiter
- 2003 - 2014 Senior Scientist and Summer Intern Mentor Arthur R. Marshall Foundation and Florida Environmental
- 2004 - yearly courses on science and natural history FAU - Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society
- 2000 - teaching his unique brand of scientific natural history to interpreters at Sierra Club, Audubon Society,
MacArthur State Park, Grassy Waters, Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy, and Arthur R.
Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
- 2005 - Ideas for Refuge Exhibits, signage for Cypress Boardwalk, Powerpoint for Refuge Speaker's
Bureau, Visitors Guide to the Refuge, planting for wildlife on Marsh Trail, and Exploring Nature column on
Friends web site
- Past and current research emphases are in ecology and evolution of cave animals, old-growth forests, sand dune
succession, Tillandsia bromeliads, and biological integrity of freshwaters.
- 2010 - present Tom and Liz started and continue with the first and only Community Garden in Jupiter.
They grow organically and sustainably, without chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides, and give 25% of the produce to charity.